Judith Cone, M.S.

Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, UNC-Chapel Hill · UNC-Chapel Hill

Putting important ideas to use for the public good

Entrepeneurship Innovation & Economic Development Management & Leadership Humanitarian Affairs Commercialization

Christopher McKinney

Associate Vice-President, Office of Innovation Commercialization · Augusta University

Dr. Christopher McKinney specializes in marketing and commercializing innovative new technologies.

Business Management Innovation Commercialization Entrepreneurship

Niall Wallace

CEO · Infonaut

CEO at Infonaut Inc. - Evidence-based Hospital Infection Control

Infection Control Infectious Diseases Concept to Commercialization Hospital Hand Hygiene Compliance Disease Surveillance

Dr Benz Kotzen

Associate Professor in Landscape Design · University of Greenwich

Dr Kotzen is a chartered landscape architect with more than 30 years’ experience as a consultant and a researcher.

Environmental Noise Green Roofs Plants Landscape Design Arid and Desert Landscapes

Richard Appelbaum, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Globalization; social and ecological sustainability; world-systems theory; the globalization of business and workers' rights

Global Political Economy World Systems Labor Markets and Global Production East Asia and the Global Economy Technology and Development

Joshua E. Perry

Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Josh Perry's expertise is in Ethical and legal commentary and analysis across all professions and industries, especially health care.

Higher Education Professional Responsibility Pharmaceuticals Ethics Health Care

Rebecca J. Slotegraaf

Professor of Marketing · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Professor Slotegraaf's research interests focus generally on marketing strategy and innovation

Marketing Strategy Marketing Capabilities New Product Development Brand Management

Don Duval

Chief Executive Officer · NORCAT

Experienced, dynamic, and engaging speaker on an array of topics related to innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship

Turnaround Strategies Entrepreneurship Academic Research Commercialization

Alana Cattapan

Assistant Professor · Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan

Alana Cattapan researches women's engagement in public policy making, focusing on health and reproductive biotechnologies

Public Policy Reproductive Technologies Women's Health Canadian Politics Feminism & Gender Studies

Dana Beldiman

Professor in Residence/Visiting Professor · UC Hastings College of the Law

Email: beldiman@uchastings.edu

Intellectual Property Law International Transactions Intellectual Property Licensing International and Comparative Intellectual Property Trademark and Unfair Competition

Warren Shiau

Research Vice-President, AI & Analytics · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Warren Shiau is a Research Vice-President, specializing in AI & Analytics at IDC Canada.

Artifical Intelligence Quantitative Surveying Market assessment and segmentation Message and value proposition testing Thought leadership research

Wei-Ning Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Aerosol-enabled technologies towards addressing critical challenges in the sectors of energy, the environment, and human health.

Environmental Science and Technology Heterogeneous Catalysis Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Aerosol science and technology Materials Science and Engineering

Tony Stovall

Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Professor Stovall’s research interests include transformative consumer research, digital marketing and online consumer behavior.

Consumer Identity Online Consumer Behavior Transformative Consumer Research Digital Marketing Urbanism

Lewis Franklin Bost, MBA, IDSA, FAIMBE

Professor | Co-director, VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine | Bachelor Product Design, NCSU l Masters of Business Administration, UNC · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Bost's research focuses on innovation, device design and development processes

Innovation Device Design Development Processes Entrepreneurial Business Strategy Commercialization

Dr. Ilse Treurnicht

CEO · MaRS

This extraordinary CEO and Rhodes Scholar leads an organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Canadian growth companies

Venture Capital Management Advanced Technologies Emerging Technologies Entrepreneurship & Innovation Innovation & Economic Development

Bjoern Hamberger

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry · Michigan State University

Hamberger's research focuses on the discovery of plant pathways for bioactive diterpenoids found in medicinal plant species.

Synthetic Biology Plant Specialized Metabolites Terpenes

Sasha Kabanov, Ph.D.

Mescal Swaim Ferguson Distinguished Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy · UNC at Chapel Hill

Kabanov has conducted pioneering research that has considerably influenced current ideas and approaches in drug delivery and nanomedicine.

Pharmacology Pharmaceutical Development Chemistry Science Biochemistry

Dr. Eric Leuthardt

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering · Movable Type Management

Who needs hands anyway! Researcher advancing neuroprosthetics is developing medical devices and brain–computer interface technologies

Brain Computer Interfaces Neural Technologies Brain 2.0 Neuroprosthetics Innovation

Lissa Broome, J.D.

Wells Fargo Professor of Banking Law, School of Law & Director, Center for Banking and Finance · UNC at Chapel Hill

Lissa Broome is the Wells Fargo professor of banking law and director of the Center for Banking and Finance.

Banking Law Commercial Law Contracts Corporate Board Diversity Public Policy

Krista Jones

Managing Director, Work & Learning · MaRS Discovery District

Bridging the gaps between people, technology and automation.

Product Marketing Technology Commercialization Technology Strategy Development Enterprise Software Future of Work